Operating with only a shoestring budget, a local chapter of Food Not Bombs provides a working model for communities around the nation to help fight hunger and reduce the damaging effects of income inequality.
In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need. And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
Maybe we can’t solve intractable problems of hunger and food insecurity in America, but we certainly could do much more to help to improve the lives of many that would also benefit society as a whole.
For Tracy Oseran, to distribute food that would otherwise be thrown out — reducing food waste and reducing hunger.
When you sit down to a meal, do you ever wonder where the ingredients come from?
September 16, 2011 Many neighborhoods throughout urban and rural America do not have access to fresh food and day-to-day living essentials within walking or a short driving distance. Many of these areas are known to be a food desert. Over 23 million people live in food deserts. An idea to help bring food to some […]
Many of us may have succumbed over the years to fast food – it’s cheap and it’s, well, fast! But there are alternatives…
In a land where people wore jeans, boots, and rancher hats all year round – I stuck out like a sore thumb. And I didn’t give a damn. 10 miles east of Melstone, Montana, a stiff wind barreled into my path. The air was hot – yet it felt fantastic. Excerpt 11.
We would do well to listen to what Rachel Bristol, longtime CEO of the Portland Food Bank has to say on the subject of poverty and food insecurity in the U.S.